Bloomberg reports via Twitter that production of the next generation tablet is supposed to have started this month.
Rumors indicate that the next device will sport a super-fast quad-core processor whilst being Apple’s first delve into the 4G/LTE wireless network for nifty download speeds.
The iPad is in production over in China, with Pegatron taking the lion’s share of responsibilities whilst long-serving iDevice machine Foxconn churns out around one sixth of the quota.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is said to be hoping the device fends off the advances of rivals, all of which are plotting to overthrow the undisputed king of the tablet market – a market which Apple is credited with creating when the first iPad landed less than two years ago.
Amazon’s uber-cheap Kindle Fire caused a bit of a stir when released late last year, and although the performance of the product was disappointingly reflective of the $200 price tag, head honchos at the fruit company remained on red-alert.
Stay tuned, we will have it all covered as details continue to unfold over the next 8 or so weeks.